DLA Piper Middle East LLP is part of DLA Piper, a global full service business law firm, operating in over 80 offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. We have eight offices in the GCC; Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Riyadh and a group firm in Cairo. This gives us extensive coverage to our clients as we are the only international law firm in the region with this spread of offices.

We offer expert legal advice to a wide range of businesses locally, nationally and globally. Our commitment to the Middle East is rooted in our relationships with local businesses, academic institutions and other investors in the region.

We are holding a Summer Work Experience Programme for three weeks from 17 July – 4 August 2016 in Dubai to offer students the opportunity to shadow lawyers from a range of backgrounds and practise groups while providing insight into the operations of a global legal organisation.

The criteria for applicants are: -  Fluency in Arabic (must be able to speak, read and write Arabic to a high standard); -  Preferably GCC nationals or those with a link or particular interest in the region; -  Penultimate or Final year law students; -  Ability to self-fund travel to and accommodation in Dubai for three weeks.

If you are interested, please email laura.harris@dlapiper.com to request an application form, or visit the Blackstone Opportunies Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1440706356166639/. Deadlines for applications are 31 March 2016.

Please note, application forms are only in English, thus applicants are required to have a good level of written and spoken English.

Portia McDonald